Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia – Networking Workshop Agenda 10-11 October 2017, Depok, Indonesia Summary Five parallel programmes are being developed which aim to improve understanding of the impacts of hydrometeorological hazard, such as floods, droughts, landslides and storm surges, in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The funding partners for each country are: • Indonesia – The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti) • Malaysia – Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) • Philippines – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST- PCIEERD) • Thailand – Thailand Research Fund (TRF) • Viet Nam – National Foundation for Science & Technology Development (NAFOSTED) • UK – Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Aims of workshop This workshop hosted by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti) and the University of Indonesia over two days aims to: 1.To launch the five ‘Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia’ programme interdisciplinary calls and present an overview of the call aims and objectives. 2. To facilitate links between research communities from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam and the UK in the area of hydrometeorological hazards by providing an opportunity for researchers to network and begin to develop ideas to address the aims of the call.
The workshop will include an overview of the programme scope and application process, opportunities to network with researchers from the partner countries and begin the development of collaborative research projects, and a field trip to learn more about the flood research being undertaken by the University of Indonesia
The primary objective of this workshop is to provide UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand & Vietnam researchers in the space of Understanding the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazard in South East Asia with the opportunity to discuss ideas for research collaboration in the future. Through discussions and networking, the workshop will aid in identifying and forming these partnerships. The workshop will also provide more information on the upcoming Newton Fund joint research call for proposals on the topic with relevant funding partners in South East Asia.